household god


noun

a god presiding over and protecting the home, especially in the religion of ancient Rome.

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Origin of household god

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for household gods

household gods

pl n

(in ancient Rome) deities of the home; lares and penates
British informal the essentials of domestic life
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